In bursts of neon paint, Manuel Osterholt/SuperBlast composes vivid odes to mortality and the human condition. On November 1, 2019, HVW8 Gallery in Berlin will open While I Was Measuring The Sky, A Surprised Meteorite Fell On My Head, where the artist brandishes surprising, unnatural colors, elements of nature, the celestial and the otherworldly to create warning signs, as if illuminated by a prophetic glow. Like a heatwave in fall, the paintings kindle age-old fables in the flicker of pink-orange candlelight, an ancient cycle of birth and destruction binds humanity and the natural world. Osterholt also presents a series of ceramic masks which reference both the traditions of ancient ceremony and ritual, and hiding in plain sight. These themes are unified…

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